Are you thinking about enhancing your smile? Crowns can restore a healthy appearance to one of several of your teeth. Smile Envy Dental Group offers high-quality crowns (dental caps) to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding Atlanta communities.
What are Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as “caps” or “dental caps,” are used to cover a tooth for a variety of reasons. Some patients choose the crown procedure for cosmetic purposes, such as when an existing tooth cannot be whitened or is chipped or misshapen. Other times, crowns are part of another family dentistry procedure, such as dental implants or bridges.
At Smile Envy Dental Group, crowns are designed to look as realistic and natural as possible for each patient. Our team will work to match the crown as close as possible to the desired color and shape of the replaced tooth. In addition to the cosmetic advantages of dental crowns, they also provide added protection for sensitive or decaying teeth. Crowns are a long-lasting solution for weak or missing teeth in addition to some of our other dental procedures. The positive results of crowns can often last up to fifteen years.
What is the Dental Crown Procedure?
At Smile Envy Dental Group, Dr. David Fields typically performs all crown procedures. Dr. Fields will recommend a specific material and type of crown for each patient based on their own unique needs. Depending on the tooth or implant the crown is protecting, the crown procedure can vary. Often, crown procedures require two office visits, but some types only require one visit. Dr. Fields is a specialist in the field and will speak with you about the right type of procedure for your needs.
What Can I Expect Following the Crown Procedure?
Dental crown follow-up can vary for patients depending on the type of crown used. If discomfort is experienced, our dentist can recommend some remedies or prescribe medication to manage it as necessary. Patients are advised to avoid chewing on the side of the mouth with the crown for a short period of time, and many patients report no side effects following the procedure.
To take care of your new dental crown, Dr. Fields recommends regular hygiene appointments, healthy at-home teeth brushing and special flossing of the teeth and around the crown. Dr. Fields will show post-procedure patients how to properly floss around the crown at the appointment. Oral hygiene practice is the best way to ensure a long life for a dental crown.
How Much Do Crowns Cost?
Dental crowns vary in cost from patient to patient. Without a prior consultation with Dr. Fields, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as crowns, a realistic option for care.
Dental insurance commonly covers crowns, but out-of-pocket costs can vary depending on insurance providers. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for dental crowns.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
Whether a cosmetic procedure or a follow-up from a root canal, crowns can achieve long-lasting and beautiful results for your smile. Serving Atlanta and the surrounding communities, Dr. David Fields of Smile Envy Dental Group specializes in crown procedures and would be happy to speak with you about your options. Contact us today to learn more about our modern crown procedures.